“My power, it was the only thing that could battle back the darkness from devouring us all, but you took that away, and now everything will be gone.”
“Who will come?”
You'll see, and when they come, nothing will be left.”
Garmadon and Lloyd, Green Destiny

Destruction is an elemental essence[1] in Ninjago. It is the opposite of Creation, and is purple in color. It is the power Garmadon inherited from his father, originating from the Oni, who are a race of demons from the Realm of Oni and Dragons.

Users' Abilities

  • Destruction Inducement - The user can destroy objects, possibly even objects of great size, (like in the episode "Spellbound," when Garmadon uses Spinjitzu to destroy the objects possessed by Clouse's Dark Magic).
    • Hakai-Ergokinesis - This ability gives the user the power to manipulate destructive energy (like in "An Underworldly Takeover," when Garmadon uses this ability in the form of Spinjitzu against Samukai, throwing him backward with strong force, and in "True Potential," when he uses energy blasts to attack Lloyd).
      • Destructive Energy Ball Projection - The user can shoot balls of purple destructive energy (demonstrated in the episode "True Potential").
      • Destructive Shield Generation - As demonstrated by Lord Garmadon, in "True Potential," it allows the user to use their destructive powers as a shield against enemy attacks. Whereas Garmadon used this move to block Lloyd's Energy Blasts. In "Green Destiny," this power was used to resist against a massive amount of molten Metal generated by Firstbourne.
    • Disintegration - The user can disintegrate objects (like Garmadon did in the form of Spinjitzu against the objects possessed by Clouse's Dark Magic in the episode "Spellbound").
    • Destructive Blast - As demonstrated by Lord Garmadon in "Green Destiny" this power can be used to generate a massive explosion of pure destructive energy. This power was even strong enough to blast the Firstbourne, Lloyd and Wu off of Borg Tower.
    • Destructive Summoning/Controlling - As demonstrated Lord Garmadon in "The Gilded Path" he was able to to channel his Destructive Powers in form of a weak destructive blast to summon and control is dark Creation, "Colossus".
    • Dark Strength Enhancement - As demonstrated by the Colossus, it allows the user to enhance their strength with the element of Destruction. Garmadon also used this move to enhance his own strength.
    • Telekinetic Choking - It allows the user to tear and choke objects and people apart on certain distances, just like Garmadon tearing apart Mr. E.
  • Umbra-Electrokinesis - The user can create and manipulate a corrupted version of Lightning (only seen once while Garmadon was using it to disturb the Ninjas' sleep in "The Green Ninja"). With this ability, the user can presumably shock an adversary, though this is never shown.
  • Shapeshifting - As mentioned by Iron Baron, the Oni can shape shift into anyone. However, it won't protect them when they're in a Dragon's presence because Dragons could sense and smell Oni.
  • Dark-Weapon Materialization - As demonstrated by Mistake in "Saving Faith," this power allows the user to make weapons (and in Mistaké's case staffs) out of pure destructive power. In "Green Destiny," Garmadon used this power to create four glowing purple swords.

There are other abilities originating from Destruction that are available to the Oni or those who use the Oni Masks. However, it is also possible that the Elemental Master of Destruction can employ these abilities, seeing as Garmadon in his evil form has four arms and his power is enhanced with Oni magic.

  • Telekinesis - Allows the user to control, move, and manipulate objects by using telekinesis. Garmadon used this move in "Big Trouble, Little Ninjago," when he telekinetically pulled huge chunks of rocks with his Creation and Destruction powers, to create the Colossus.
  • Invulnerability (Magma Armor) - Turns the user's entire body into invulnerable stone and lava.
  • Multiple Arms/Enhanced Swordsmanship/Power Reflection - Turns the user into a master swordsman with two additional arms and gives the user the ability to absorb and deflect other people's powers. It also allows the user to react to attacks and send attacks at opponents at lightning-fast speeds.

Notable Users


With the Oni Masks



  • Destruction may be related to other dark elements, such as Shadow and Darkness.
  • In the episode "Saving Faith," Destruction proved to be too powerful for Skylor to wield. Though, this may only be due to the fact that she was trying too hard to use it to control the Colossus. Also, she was struggling against Garmadon to control it and Garmadon is the master of it.
  • Destruction is possibly the most powerful elemental essence—maybe rivaling even Golden Power—due to the fact that Skylor who was one of the most powerful elemental masters could not stand the power it took to use Destruction.
  • Garmadon is said by Mistaké to hold "a destructive power [she] has never seen", meaning he may be more power than any Oni. This may be because the power Garmadon uses is combined with Creation, as he is said to have the power to "create and destroy".
    • However, despite this, Garmadon himself seemingly fears the Oni even with his full potential unlocked, seeing the need to unite Ninjago to be able to potentially go to war with the Oni and win. This could mean that while he is stronger than a single Oni, he cannot overpower the full might of the Oni species and may be inferior to the leader of the Oni.
  • Despite the power to shapeshift being similar to the element of form, Destruction is not related to the Form in any way.[2]
  • It is nearly identical to Darkness.
  • The ability Garmadon showed with telekineticly choking other beings is very similar to the ability Darth Vader possesses. Darth Vader has choked several Generals working for him when they fail to carry out his bidding, just like how Garmadon killed Mr. E and tried to kill Harumi, when they failed to capture Lloyd and stop the Resistance from broadcasting their message respectively.
  • It seems to feed off of negativity from people because when Lloyd was fighting Garmadon, it made him stronger.
    • Additionally, positivity seems to weaken it because when Lloyd used the Art of the Silent Fist against Garmadon, it became weaker until it stopped working.
    • It seems when an elemental master uses Destruction the person seems to lose any sense of giving up and loses their rationality.



Elemental Powers of Ninjago

Main Elements

Earth · Fire · Ice · Lightning

Secondary Elements

Amber · Form · Gravity · Light · Metal · Mind · Nature · Poison · Shadow · Smoke · Sound · Speed · Time · Water · Wind · Imagination (non-canon)

Elemental Essences

Creation · Darkness · Destruction · Energy · Golden Power

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Creation · Earth · Fire · Green · Ice · Lightning · Surprise · Water

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